Tim O’Reilly’s Book List for the Manual for Civilization

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Apr 20, 2018 · 6 min read
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Tim O’Reilly speaking at The Interval at Long Now in January 02018. Photo: Gary Wilson
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Tim confirms that “The Whole Internet” title is an homage to Stewart Brand’s Whole Earth Catalog

Religious / Philosophical Works:

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Literature:

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Two books of poetry that Tim included in his list, both of which he referenced during his Interval talk

Science, Technology, and Society:

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A Pattern Language also appears on Stewart Brand & Brian Eno’s book lists

Stuff that would be useful if civilization declines:

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First published in 01972, the Foxfire book series documents a wide range of Appalachian crafts, traditions, and practical skills from fencemaking to corn shuckin to telling ghost stories

Practical Books for making and fixing things:

What books would you choose to restart civilization?

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Tim’s own most recent book: WTF?: What’s the Future and Why It’s Up to Us came out in 02017

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The Long Now Foundation

Fostering Long-term Thinking

mikl em

Written by

mikl em

I live in San Francisco and write, produce, act, & drink creatively. I believe in the long now, poetry, radio, people, & Cacophony (I am already a member)

The Long Now Foundation

Fostering Long-term Thinking

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